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Reliability Engineer


Olen, BE

Business Unit:  Cobalt & Specialty Materials

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Cobalt and Specialty Materials

Mastering the cobalt value chain.  Umicore’s expertise covers the sourcing, production, and distribution of cobalt and nickel products.  Umicore’s materials are at the heart of products we use every day such as rechargeable batteries, tools, paints, and tires.  Our recycling and refining processes give new life to cobalt and other metals and reduce environmental impacts.  To meet the demands of our customers we cannot stand still.  We need to find new ways of doing things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.  

What you will be doing

As reliability engineer you are responsible to improve the reliability, operability and maintainability of all production facilities, energy installations, structures and buildings of the business unit CSM Olen. On daily basis you will work in close cooperation with production and maintenance department to achieve the targets and with engineering for new projects.

Detailed responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the optimal functioning of the production installations.
  • Driving the transition from reactive maintenance to proactive asset management. You realize this by maximizing the reliability of the equipment at an economically Total Cost of Ownership.
  • Organize proactive Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) sessions and reactive root cause analyses. Out of this you define the best maintenance strategy, deduce inspection plans and develop or optimize maintenance and operating instructions.
  • Look at critical equipment and initiate continuous improvement based on OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness).
  • In the context of RCM sessions and continuous improvement initiatives you coordinate multi-disciplinary teams consisting of Production Managers, Maintenance Managers, Project Engineers, Supervisors, Operators and craftsmen.
  • As a teamplayer you share best practices within the reliability team.
  • Assist (when needed) operational maintenance with major breakdowns.
  • Manage the Life Cycle Management process used in new investments projects, including the legal aspects (compliance).

Who we are looking for

An analytical and enthusiastic colleague, with:

  • Master degree (technical) or equivalent through experience
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in maintenance/reliability engineering, preferably within the process industry.
  • Has in-depth technical knowledge (electromechanics: hydraulics; pneumatics; electricity,..), knowledge of maintenance techniques and basic knowledge of different materials
  • Has a good knowledge of SAP-PM and maintenance work processes (e.g. work order management).
  • Is fluent in Dutch and English and has sufficient knowledge of French and German to understand and communicate technical instruction documents.
  • Has a strong sense of responsibility and perseverance
  • Is a team player

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

If our pioneering approach can make us a leader in sustainability, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?


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